The new president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, has been received with great praise by much of the Spanish left, the second vice president of the Government included.
“The inauguration of @PedroCastilloTe is a glimmer of hope for Peru and Latin America. The election of a president from below is an opportunity for democracy. Many successes and luck in this new stage!”, He wrote this Thursday Yolanda Diaz and Twitter.
That Castillo comes from the left and that his rival in the elections, Keiko Fujimori, is considered as neoliberal and conservative, has been able to promote these accolades. However, many citizens have reminded Yolanda Díaz on social networks that the ideology defended by the Peruvian president is far from being progressive or even democratic.
Taking possession of @PedroCastillo it is a glimmer of hope for Peru and Latin America. The election of a president from below is an opportunity for democracy.
Many successes and luck in this new stage! https://t.co/ih7TzYi3BE
– Yolanda Díaz (@Yolanda_Diaz_) July 28, 2021
Pedro Castro has publicly positioned himself against some pillars of the Spanish left: abortion, same-sex marriage, or euthanasia, approved in Spain a few months ago at the initiative of Podemos.
“Worse than euthanasia and abortion is same-sex marriage. Family first. These two institutions, which are the family and the school, must go hand in hand, “he stated emphatically in a recent interview.
There he affirmed that he would never allow any of these measures to be approved in Peru and took a position against the legalization of marijuana, which Podemos supports and that countries like Mexico already allow.
No abortion, no euthanasia, no equal marriage. But for Yolanda Díaz, Pedro Castillo is a “glimmer of hope” for Peru and Latin America. pic.twitter.com/cy7tpiLMJQ
– Javier Sanz (@javiersanz_g) July 29, 2021
Another of the proposals promoted by Pedro Castillo is the expulsion from Peru, within 72 hours, of all illegal immigrants with criminal records. It also intends to establish the Compulsory Military Service.
For all these reasons, there have been many messages reproaching Yolanda Díaz for the fact that the president-elect she praises is a polar opposite to what she defends.
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Juan Carlos Wallet, founder of Podemos, has joined the praise of the Peruvian leader. “A rural teacher peasant, invested president of Peru with a speech from below, for those below, kind to the weak and firm with the powerful. A sovereign Peru begins. Public education declared in a state of emergency. How much hope!” .
A rural master peasant, @PedroCastillo, invested President of Peru with a speech from below, for those below, kind to the weak and firm with the powerful. A sovereign Peru begins. Public education declared in a state of emergency. How much hope! pic.twitter.com/iycNzo4m9K
– Juan Carlos Monedero (@MonederoJC) July 28, 2021
Monedero also celebrates that an “indigenous teacher” like Castillo has come to power to implement economic policies that favor the most disadvantaged.
These days, Monedero, who has been an advisor to several populist leaders in Latin America, such as Evo Morales O Hugo ChavezHe has traveled to Peru to meet with various left-wing personalities in the country. After attending the inauguration of the new president, he met with the vice president to discuss political cooperation projects.
Castillo has also raised a lot of dust for his criticism of the Spanish heritage and the Conquest of America, becoming a true apostle of the black legend. “Colonialists “,” robbers “, or” exploiters “ have been some of the qualifications that he has dedicated to the Spanish colonizers.
“For four and a half millennia our ancestors found ways to solve problems and live in harmony with nature. It was like that until the men of Castile arrived, taking advantage of a moment of chaos and disunity they managed to conquer the state,” he said in his investment.
Pedro Castillo before the King of Spain: “The 3 centuries in which this territory belonged to the Spanish crown, allowed it to exploit the minerals that sustained the development of Europe, largely with the labor of our grandparents”
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— T13 (@T13) July 28, 2021
These words against the old Spanish Crown were uttered in the presence of the Felipe VI, who attended the inauguration ceremony. In his speech he also called for the destruction of all the colonial symbols of the country and announced that he will not rule from the “Casa de Pizarro”, seat of the Presidency in Peru that owes its name to the conqueror of Trujillo.
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